I first met Kate when I was twelve years old, it was my first year of high school. She soon became my best friend, and was just like the sister I never had. We were inseparable, until the very sad day that Kate and her family moved to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland….
The point of my post is not to paint a picture of our friendship that spans more than 25 years, but to tell the story of the beautiful day that was Kate and John’s wedding day.
Kate and John met through mutual friends on a blind date. It was the start of something amazing! Only a few years later, they chose the house of those mutual friends, and the place of that very first blind date, as the place to make their wedding vows.
It was a beautiful casual ceremony, situated in the garden, in front of their closest family and friends. With hay bales forming the aisles, and parasols to shade the guests from the sun. Kate and John were attended by 14 flowergirls, all dressed in pretty, white, Summer dresses. Not to be forgotten were Kate’s children, Ella, and Gabriel who proudly walked his mum down the aisle.
The original cottage, built in the 1800s, and the cottage garden, provided a gorgeous rustic backdrop for Kate and John’s wedding photography in Healesville, Victoria.
Kate and John hosted a reception at Healesville Sanctuary.
Here are some of my favourite images from “my best friend’s wedding”….
Kate & John’s team
Kate’s gown – Gwendolynne, Melbourne
John’s suit – Hugo Boss
Ceremony – Private Residence, Healesville
Celebrant – Debra Holder
Reception – Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville
Makeup Artist – Ebony Kay